Downtown Design, the Middle East’s platform for original design, had opened its doors for the fifth time to give quality-driven brands access to the rapidly growing market of the Gulf region. It is the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high-quality design from all over the world. Downtown Design is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. In its fifth edition, the Fair started at the Dubai Design District presenting a carefully edited roaster of established and emerging brands across a range of product categories; including furniture, lighting, bathroom, kitchen, textile, and accessories. Fostering greater interaction, connectivity, and commercial opportunity, Downtown Design is dedicated to providing a dynamic environment for buyers and brands to do business easily and efficiently. This 3 days magnificent Downtown Design event is a key element of Dubai Design Week.
HomesScope being UAE’s renowned marketing company was extremely privileged and honored to be invited by Downtown Design for this astounding Design event. We were delighted to be a part of something spectacular. In a fast-paced world where trends are changing every day, technology plays the biggest role in bringing us all together. True to this, the interior design industry is not very far behind. Being a branding and lead generation company, HomesScope has set out to enable a well-connected interiors industry where you can discover design professionals, connect, build and own relationships with other professionals and trade using efficient tools.
This Downtown Design we were among the horde of best designers and interior companies from around the world. There we saw a blend of wondrous technologies and iconic design trends to be incorporated into one’s home. Grabbing this opportunity, Kashish Sajnani, Managing Director of HomesScope had a tete-a tete with numerous designers and exhibitors. According to one of the Exhibitors from LITHOS DESIGN, when beautifully sculpted artwork are curated by extremely skilled artisans, an emphasis is laid on utmost detailing and perfection in bringing to life the carefully curated designs.
We were awestruck and mesmerized by the displays we encountered. We believe that this type of exhibition has become an essential part of the city’s international art and design calendar. While this event is mostly about the established players in the market week, it also opens many doors for the new talents. This event is also planned to make sure that even the man on the street could also experience amazing design. There’s no need for a person to be a design expert to enjoy such event. Thus, for you to get a feel for this year’s Downtown Design, we have collaborated our experience and preference to make a list of mind-bogglingly amazing interior design exhibits you should look out for:
These beautiful golden and carbon patterned design is an alchemy of artisanal creation made from coal and glass. This earthy monotone is offset by the exquisitely rich brazen yet subtle nuances. These mesmerizing wall coverings are one the statement pieces from RIZO, a flagship brand of Studio Cast Glass. This Design studio is an embodiment of the intangible belonging and experiential luxury.
2. PRECIOSA LIGHTING
This perfect setting of dangling light crystals is presenting a timeless beauty of Bohemian Crystal heritage. Whilst cherishing tradition of the last three hundred years, Preciosa presents the brilliance and craftsmanship of its chandeliers for the next generation to experience. For centuries, Preciosa has been carefully cultivating chandeliers to enable them to stand at the forefront of style throughout every era.
Painting is where it began. This Tribal carpet and Escape carpet from the freedom collection of artist Cecilia Setterdahl is creating a perfect symmetry between a floor carpet and a wall hanging. We saw an attractive horde of art lovers and homeowners spooning over this Carpet Stand.
4. FERREIRA DE SA
Would you like to imagine a color changing fiber optic light imbibed in your hand knotted lounge rug? Transforming your imagination into reality Ferreira De Sa has launched a new collection of color changing fiber rugs. These are premium quality hand knotted and hand tufted rugs from Europe. These rugs were the main attraction of this design Event.
The Wall Murals from Klove were amazingly beautiful. This circle recreated in the full-blown glass is cascading perfectly on the wall. Lighting this good is surely a pure bliss to watch.
6. OFFICINE GULLO
Being one of the world’s leading manufacturers in luxurious home kitchens, Officine Gullo offers a custom-made design giving the client the choice between professional and domestic luxury appliances. This Professional cooking suite is fully equipped with steel oven, drawers, cabinets, brass burners, barbeque grill, and pasta cooker and is modeled in stainless steel with an antiqued brass finishing.
7. ROUDHA ALSHAMSI DESIGN
This beautiful art furniture is the brainchild of artist Roudha Alshamsi. These pieces of furniture are designed from Acacia Tortilis, commonly known as Umbrella Thorn. The name of this beautiful piece is Acacia Surface. These furniture series are sculptural pieces that are designed from fractals of adjacent wooden pentagons.
8. LITHOS DESIGN
Lithos Design offers a perfect combination of delicate patterns and twisted fascinating wall textures to create something eclectic. The main ingredient for the success of Lithos Design is obviously stones like natural stones, limestones, sandstones, marbles and synthetic stones. With a perfect symmetry of technology and marble, these wall patterns are ready to enhance the beauty of one’s home.
9. LA CORNUE
In a world where automated, instantaneous and ephemeral production reign supreme, La Cornue cultivates ardor, slowness, and durability. Maintaining the exclusivity and originality of the La Cornue Kitchen ranges, each and every single unit are manufactured and assembled by one craftsman. This range is mostly made of steel, the use of wood is only to create the harmony in the kitchen. Every La Cornue Château kitchen is made-to-measure and is available in all the colors and trims of the Chateau La Cornue line.
With Style, Precision, Softness, and Modernity, Kohler gives you a perfect epitome of luxury. With Kohler, people always look for simplicity and open spaces. Pure, frameless and contemporary, the design of Kohler’ Contra is fully in line with the last trend and users expectations.
11. MF INTERIORS
Are you looking for some unique and customizable designer collections of furniture, lighting, and accessories? Then have a look at this beautiful porcelain flower lamp light from lighting collections of MF Interiors. This company has been a part of exclusive interior design projects in some of the most prestigious apartments and villas in Dubai. For discerning lighting and furniture shoppers of the Middle East, MF Interiors offers the most comprehensive selection of designer furniture and accessories in the region.
We are truly bedazzled by this year’s Downtown Design exhibits, and we all are looking forward to the next year’s bucket list of Downtown Design 2018. Hope you liked it. Please do comment and email us your suggestions for next week’s blog. Ciao!!
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